Youssouf Fofana jailed for the torture and murder of Ilan Halimi

France: Muslim ringleader of gang who tortured and murdered Jew sentenced to life in prison

Predictably, this story does not call attention to the role of Islamic anti-semitism in Fofana’s acts. The words “Islam” and “Muslim” are not mentioned despite Fofana’s own words quoted below, and the fact that the torturers chanted Qur’anic verses, and Fofana shouted “Allahu akbar!” in court. “Gang leader gets life in anti-Semitic murder case,” from France24, July 10, via JW:

fofana1_534879aTimes/ Charles Bremner in Paris

Youssouf Fofana’s violent actions exposed anti-semitic tensions in the immigrant suburbs of France

A self-styled “barbarian” from Africa was sentenced to a minimum 22 years in prison last night for the kidnapping and murder of a young Parisian Jewish man.

Youssouf Fofana, 28, from the Ivory Coast, was convicted as the ringleader of a gang of youths from a housing estate in Bagneux, west of Paris, who helped him to kidnap and torture Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old assistant in a Paris mobile telephone shop, in 2006.

The case exposed anti-semitic tension in the immigrant suburbs and shocked France. Fofana, who called himself the “king of the barbarians”, recruited youngsters from his neighbourhood so that he could hold Mr Halimi for ransom.

Twenty-four accomplices received sentences ranging from six months suspended to 18 years. Fofana’s two main accomplices, Samir Aït Abdelmalek, 30, and Jean-Christophe Soumbou, 23, were sentenced to 18 and 15 years.

The teenage girl, now aged 21, who lured Mr Halimi to his death by visiting his shop and inviting him on a date, was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment.

6a00d8341c60bf53ef01156faed861970c-500wi1Atlas Shrugs: ILAN HALIMI TRIAL SUSPENDED: “The Jews my (expletive) enemies. These are all Jews of the world sitting in the box [civil party bench], which [not who] are my enemies. This is the Arab shoe bomb for you!!!”….

Mr Halimi was found dying by a railway line, naked and bearing the marks of severe torture after 10 days as a captive in a basement on the housing estate.Fofana voiced his contempt for the court throughout the 10-week trial, which was held in camera because of the underage defendants.

The family of Mr Halimi voiced indignation at what they said were the light sentences passed against the accomplices who took turns to guard the young man during his captivity.

6 thoughts on “Youssouf Fofana jailed for the torture and murder of Ilan Halimi”

  1. The poor Jewish guy – and his tormentors will be walking round free
    one day .
    I don’t believe in capital punishment as a general rule because the cops have got the wrong guy too many times .
    But these people (not just the ringleader ) should never get out of prison .
    I don’t believe in capital punishment but I would be happy if somone killed them .

  2. The case exposed ‘anti-semitic tension ‘
    Where’s the tension ?
    Sounds like some kind of conflict , some kind of struggle to come to terms with something .
    No tension , just hate

  3. People like Youssouf Fofana are just hateful, vicious career criminals who use any excuse to commit their crimes for a living. They are sadistic, spineless garbage walking around claiming to be from one religion or another just to pretend and recruit ignorant youth. There is no religion that would tolerate, or encourage such brutal inhuman transgression. Why is religion even an issue here? How can Fofana even be called a muslim? He is a non-religious street delinquent. Scam like this give true muslims a bad name. It’s very sad. What a waste of life.

  4. How can he be called human? Let alone Muslim. How can anyone defend him, on any grounds. Whether everyone involved received the same punishment or not, he deserved what he got.

  5. The Halimi Cover-Up

    Sivan 3, 5769, 26 May 09 01:30by Pamela Geller

    ( Warning! The following contains descriptions of extreme brutality.

    The abduction and murder in Paris of a young Jewish man by a gang of Muslim immigrants calling themselves the Barbarians shocked the whole of France in 2006. But now that the accused are on trial – silence.

    A French judge has ordered the latest issue of the magazine Choc (“shock”) removed from the shelves. The cover showed a man with duct tape completely covering his head, except for a small opening around his nostrils. His nose is bloody. His hands are also bound with duct tape.

    It was a photo of Ilan Halimi, the 23-year-old Parisian Jew who was kidnapped and tortured for 24 days by the Barbarians. His captors took the picture and sent it to his family. A lawyer for Halimi’s family had complained about the magazine, but Choc’s editor-in-chief Paul Payan responded: “Of course, we understand the anguish of the parents and, of course, we share their anguish…. But what’s so harrowing is not the publication of this photo. What’s harrowing is what it represents, what happened, the reality behind it.”

    And it gets worse. The New York Times reported last week that “in the two and a half weeks since 27 people went on trial [in Paris] for the brutal 2006 kidnapping, torture and killing of a young Jewish man, little has filtered out about the proceedings.” Worse still, the little that has emerged indicates that French government and law enforcement have done everything in their power to obscure the Islamic Jew-hatred that led these Muslims to commit this crime.

    The corrupt media, aligned with the jihad forces, has long blacked out the truth about Halimi’s homemade concentration camp and the inconceivable horrors that were suffered by this French Jew, chosen by Islam’s soldiers for unimaginable torture. They covered up the religious aspects of this depraved barbarity. Law enforcement did as well.

    No one said anything about the Koran’s statement that the Jews are the Muslims’ worst enemies. No one referenced Muhammad’s words: “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'” Never was there heard anything about the Islamic tradition that says: “When judgment day arrives, Allah will give every Muslim a Jew or Christian to kill, so that the Muslim will not enter into hell fire.”

    Ilan’s uncle, Rafi Halimi, reported that “the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Koran, while Ilan’s tortured screams could be heard in the background.”

    Three weeks of unimaginable torture. Three weeks. So many clues. So many guilty animals partaking in the continuing torture in their “homemade concentration camp.” Twenty-three people participated in torturing Ilan. Another twenty were involved indirectly. The custodian of the building gave them the key to an apartment where they said they wanted to “keep someone.” French journalist Guy Millière reported that “the screams must have been loud because the torture was especially atrocious: the thugs cut bits off the flesh of the young man, they cut his fingers and ears, they burned him with acid, and in the end poured flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.”

    Horrible tortures. Horrible torturers. One of the torturers would go to work at a TV station every day and come back to partake in the torture. The girls who lured Halimi into the trap knew he had been kidnapped. They knew Youssef Fofana, the leader of the Barbarians, was extremely violent. They knew Ilan was still in his hands three weeks later. All they had to do was make an anonymous phone call to the police. No one would have known. They did not do it. No neighbor thought to say to the police that something strange was going on in their building.

    The police told the family not to say a word. The Jewish community was not warned when prior attempts to kidnap Jewish men had failed. The Jewish community was not warned before the successful attempt.

    Even the one member of the gang who dropped out because he was shocked by their violence did not call the police.

    When Ilan was found, the head of the fire department who was called to the scene, a man with decades of experience, almost fainted when he saw the victim. The last thing Youssef Fofana did was slit Ilan’s throat, twice, and pour a flammable liquid on him to try to set him on fire. But this did not burn him to death, because Ilan walked for perhaps one hour, trying still to find a way to live.

    It was another brutal Islamic slaughter of a defenseless Jew. To cover it up now is only to help ensure that it happens again.

  6. * The police told the family not to say a word. The Jewish community was not warned when prior attempts to kidnap Jewish men had failed.

    I can imagine the police response if someone had graffitied a mosque, or burnt a blasphemous koran…

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